Health Minister Michelle O'Neill said she took the decision based on the evidence presented to her
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Gay blood donation: Lifetime ban in NI on gay men donating blood is to be lifted

Northern Ireland's lifetime ban on gay men donating blood is to be lifted.

At present in Northern Ireland, any man who has had sex with another man is banned from giving blood permanently.

Health Minister Michelle O'Neill said the new policy will come into effect on September 1.

BBC News NI Health Correspondent Marie-Louise Connolly reports.

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